Antique fireback with scene from mythology

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Antique fireback with scene from mythology : This fireback features intricate and heavily charged mouldings depicting a scene from Mythology. A prostrate naked man lying on an oval woven mat by an open fire is being perhaps resurrected by the second figure standing upright alongside, holding a sheaf of corn in either hand seemingly anointing him from water in an oval tub. Could this be « The Rude Awakening » following a good night out (we’ve all been there ….) ? Historians of Mythology more knowledgable than we are may wish to enlighten us with the full story !

Dimensions approx :

  • Width : 96 cm (37.8 inches)
  • Hauteur : 97 cm (38.2 inches)
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